Painter and sculptor, Virginie Schroeder is known for her enigmatic paintings which often present deformed characters. She discovered her talent very young and followed academic training in this direction. Here is the essential of what you need to know about his career, his ambitions and his works.
Biography of the artist
Virginie Schroeder is a painter born in 1976 and originally from the Moselle region in France. She immigrated to Canada a few years ago and currently lives in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec. Virginie Schroeder began drawing at the age of 16, then embarked on painting when she was in her thirties. Her love for art led her to take courses that allowed her to learn how to draw. After studying interior architecture, she continued her studies in graphic design. Indeed, graphic design turns out to be for her like a form of artistic expression.
Virginie Schroeder is persevering by nature and enjoys taking up challenges. During these beginnings, she produced works only with oil paint before acrylic. She decided to produce with watercolor when one of her teachers said it was difficult to use. She has a pronounced taste for warm and lively colors. But in particular, she likes black, pink and orange. This is also reflected in his works. As an ambition, Virginie Schroeder wishes to join other artists to open a community workshop in the city of Toulouse. This space will promote scriptural art and allow people who wish to try their hand at the craft to do so.
His works and working technique
Virginie Schroeder’s works are innovative and have both an aesthetic and playful dimension. She is an artist who uses several artistic techniques. Among others, we can cite scratching, sewing or gluing, transparent lace, etc. Indeed, she uses linear structures and geometric figures to draw landscapes, portraits and animals. To paint his works, the artist uses a mixed technique. She first makes a sketch of the object or subject she wishes to reproduce.
Then she uses the textured medium to create the lines. As a medium, she uses tempera, Damar resin, pastel, airbrush, gum, etc. Finally, she uses several layers of acyclics as well as oil to color the work. Each color is applied with syringes and reworked with a knife to ensure color harmony. The medium is removed when she achieves the desired result. She plays on the bright colors and the light emitted by the layers of paint to produce contrasts.
In summary, Virginie Schroeder plays on the details of the object to be painted to produce changing pictures. She likes to mix the visible and the invisible to capture the attention of the public. This is also why his art remains playful, while arousing reflections and series of questions.